MIAMI – Tropical Storm Joyce has formed over the open water of the eastern Atlantic and does not pose an immediate threat to land.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Thursday the storm has maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour. There is little change in strength expected in the next 48 hours.
Joyce formed as Tropical Storm Isaac bored down on Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands on a track that could take it to Florida early next week as the U.S. Republican National Convention meets in Tampa.
Forecasters said Joyce is on a projected five-day track that could keep the storm out at sea east of the U.S. coast.